To celebrate the spirit of the holiday season, all of us at Montridge have selected a cause close to our hearts to donate to.
Sophie’s Place Child Advocacy Centre – Kandy Cantwell
I knew from the start that my donation would be child-advocacy based. Turning to my sister-in-law, a social worker, I asked for help finding a non-profit with a fantastic reputation.
Did you know:
- More than 60% of child abuse cases go unreported
- 90% of abusers are known to their child victims
- Children with disabilities are 4 times more likely to experience violence vs. their non-disabled peers
- Adults in Canada are legally obligated to report child abuse
Sophie’s Place, based in Surrey BC, is dedicated to children aged 0-18 who are victims of physical, mental or sexual abuse. Opened in 2012, it provides a safe space for kids to communicate, and provides an unique opportunity for the Surrey RCMP and the Ministry to investigate allegations of abuse.
To learn more and donate, please visit http://the-centre.org/child-abuse/